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Woman dies near same Wyoming bridge where she and sister was killed, she was raped 19 years earlier

Woman dies near same Wyoming bridge where she and sister was killed, she was raped 19 years earlier

Authorities could not say if the death of the Rebecca Thompson Brown (r.) was a suicide or an accident after she fell off the Fremont Canyon Bridge in Wyoming 19 years after she was raped and her half sister, Amy Burridge (c.), was killed. On July 31, 1992, Rebecca Thomson Brown, 37, took a trip to the Fremont Canyon Bridge, a 60-foot span about 35 miles from Casper, Wyo. There, she fell more than 100 feet to her death in the churning waters of the North Platte River in Wyoming.

Authorities could not say with certainty whether it was suicide or accident. But those who knew Becky said it was the natural end to a nightmare that began nearly two decades earlier at the same spot.

“She was raped and murdered 19 years ago, but she just died Friday,” Natrona County Sheriff David Dovala told reporters after her fall.

Dovala was a detective assigned to the 1973 case of two sisters who were tossed off the bridge. Becky was one of them.

On Sept. 24, 1973, at around 9 p.m., Becky, then 18, and her half-sister, Amy Burridge, 11, drove to a convenience store to buy groceries.

About a half hour later, the girls’ […]

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